European Capitals and Cities of Sport Federation
The European Capitals and Cities of Sport Federation (ACES Europe) is a non-profit federation based in Brussels which assigns every year since 2001 the awards of European Capital, City, Community and Town of Sport.
These awards are given for a period of one calendar year.
European Capital of Sport
The European Capital of Sport is awarded to a municipality that has an official population of 500,000 or more inhabitants in the European continent:
List of European Capitals of Sport by Year
This award has been given since 2001:
Community of Sport
The European Community of Sport is awarded to a community consisting of a maximum of three municipalities, having censused together between 25,000 and 499,999 inhabitants, in the European continent.
City of Sport
The European City of Sport is awarded to a municipality that has an official population of between 25,000 and 499,999 inhabitants, in the European continent.
List of European Cities of Sport by Year
This award has been given since 2007:
|2007||Boadilla del Monte and Palermo|
|2008||Lleida and Rimini|
|2009||Marbella, Varese, Biarritz and Cardiff|
|2010||Salamanca, Novara and Gateshead|
|2011||Puertollano, Trieste, Treviso, Parma, Limerick, North Lanarkshire and Nice|
|2012||Bilbao, Castellón de la Plana, Florence, Pescara, Viterbo, Charleroi, Iași, Liberec, 's-Hertogenbosch and Preston|
|2013||Estepona, Lorca, Castelldefels, Cremona, Modena, Reggio Calabria, Alba, Guimarães, Pitești and Lisburn|
|2014||Córdoba, Getxo, Logroño, Santander, Ascoli Piceno, Biella, Brindisi, Cesena, Chieri, Iesi, Latina, Pavia, Prato, Rapallo, Constanța, Maia, Ostrava and Plovdiv|
|2015||Alcobendas, Alhaurín de la Torre, Badalona, Chiclana de la Frontera, Telde, Bordeaux, Loulé, Most and Burgas|
|2016||Gijón, Melilla, Las Rozas de Madrid, Crema, La Spezia, Molfetta, Pisa, Ravenna, San Giovanni Lupatoto, Saronno, Scafati, Chalon-sur-Saône, Setúbal, Tilburg, Stoke-on-Trent, Krško, Liepāja, Košice and Ruse|
Town of Sport
The European Town of Sport is awarded to a municipality that has an official population of between 1 and 24,999 inhabitants, in the European continent.
- "Rules and regulations of the ACES".
- "GENERAL REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL, COMMUNITY, CITY AND TOWN OF SPORT SELECTION PROCESS 2015" (PDF).
- "European Capitals of Sport List".
- "Turin named European Capital of Sport 2015".
- "Sofia Named European Capital of Sport 2018".
- "EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES OF SPORT".
- "EUROPEAN CITIES OF SPORT".
- "EUROPEAN TOWNS OF SPORT".
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